Ageing or sagging skin used to mean surgery, scalpels, and incisions with possible scarring. Even the smallest of surgeries leave their mark on freshly healed skin, so it’s no wonder that cosmetic surgery numbers are starting to decrease, especially as so many non-surgical treatments are now available. Procedures have become almost entirely non-invasive, causing comparatively less trauma to the skin than their surgical counterparts. Could Allison Jeffery Skin Health & Laser Clinic in Brighton help with your non-surgical facelift? Introducing the thread face lift!
The thread face lift in Brighton
The thread face lift was instantly popular as soon as it became available, because it offers effective and non-surgical lifting of sagging skin. In fact, there are two different types of thread face lifts available, both of which we provide at our Brighton clinic. The first is the Silhouette Soft lift, which stimulates tissue growth and tightening from the inside-out. The second is the PDO thread lift, which instantly lifts and tightens the skin. Both of these options function very well as non-surgical facelifts, though the Silhouette Soft stimulates fresh volume production while the PDO thread lift lifts volume that is already present.
How thread lifts work
Both of the thread lifts work in very similar ways, though they differ slightly too. Both involve the placement of biodegradable threads beneath the skin that lift areas of sagging skin, and both are minimally invasive. However, the Silhouette Soft lift is slightly different to the PDO in that its threads have small cones attached to the suture. These tiny triangles act as points of friction within the skin, rubbing against your skin cells within the tissue. This stimulates the production of fresh collagen, gently firming and volumising your skin over time. Both threads provide an immediate lifting effect, but the Silhouette Soft lift continues to stimulate skin rejuvenation even after you’ve gotten used to this immediate lift.
The benefits of a non-surgical thread lift
One of the benefits of our thread face lifts is that they are long-lasting yet temporary. This means that if you decide to not have a second treatment because you’ve decided against it, you don’t need to. Instead of needing reparative surgery, like those associated with ‘loosening’ a too-tight facelift, you will simply return to normal. Also, because your thread face lift uses biodegradable threads and your skin’s natural processes, you can age into your treatment duration gracefully. One of the criticisms of a surgical facelift is that because the results are permanent, they can start to look a little tell-tale as you age. These non-surgical facelifts are much more subtle and discreet, allowing your skin to adjust gradually and naturally.
How long your results will last
You’ll notice an instant lifting effect as soon as we’ve completed your procedure, but your overall rejuvenation typically lasts between 12-18 months. You can soften the appearance of jowls, nose-to-mouth lines, marionette lines, and sagging skin.
Book a consultation with our experienced team to learn which thread lift option is best for you. Enquire online!
“Just got home from having the Thread Face Lift, and I have had a really good look, and I am truly thrilled! Thanks again!” – Becki, a client of Allison Jeffery’s.